Liberal film critics are seeing red over how “Red Dawn” showcases patriotic high school students defending their country against North Korean invaders.
No critics would dare sympathize with the real-life Communist country, a crippled nation known for its starving populace, lack of freedom and militaristic bent.
Yet a gaggle of pro-North Korea types gathered to protest “Red Dawn” recently all the same, decrying the film’s use of the country as the villain du jour as well as taking swipes against America.
Armed with signs extolling the 99 percent in North Korea, the gathering shared more historical fiction than an Oliver Stone film retrospective. Their numbers weren’t large, but they demanded to be heard:
Whether the proclivity of newcomers to favor government management of the economy will translate into increased support for The Great, Dear, Omniscient Leader is a matter for future generations to decide, but the spirited crowd of approximately half a dozen devoted communists seemed to be solidly in the corner of Kim Jong-Un and opposed to theshameless political dwarfs behind the cinematic reincarnation of this motion picture.